Film and Theatre Production

Film and Theatre Production is a professionally-oriented program with a strong liberal arts foundation. It brings together faculty and courses from the School of Languages & Cultures, English, Theatre, and Computer Graphics Technology, as well as from Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) and the Elliott Hall of Music. The goal of this program is to help prepare students to meet the new challenges they will encounter as citizens and professionals in the information age, and to qualify them for immediate entry into professional careers or graduate programs in film or theater. Students in the film and theatre production concentration focus more on courses in theatre production (lights/sound). The program helps students learn how to analyze, integrate, and apply the theories that form the basis of the film/video discipline, and to work in a practical, professional capacity. To maximize job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue second majors or minors in related fields connected to their interests and abilities and actively seek real-world opportunities through internships.

Film and Theatre Production Website

Plan of Study

Film and Theatre Production, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Film and Theatre Production

  • Video Production
  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Theatre Production
  • Film Critic
  • Entertainment Careers
  • Graduate or Professional School
  • Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to film, that capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skills set developed in this major.

Transfer to Film and Theatre Production

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

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